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Case #03-128589

At approximately 6:40 a.m. on December 31, 2003, individuals delivering newspapers heard multiple gunshots in the area of N. Missouri Avenue and N. Mason Street. Shortly after, they discovered the victim, 16-year-old African-American male, Aaron Prasad-King, shot in the alley between N. Missouri and N. Michigan Avenue, just south of N. Mason Street. Mr. Prasad-King was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries on the morning of January 2, 2004.

Witnesses reported seeing an unidentified individual wearing dark clothing run east on N. Shaver across Michigan shortly after hearing gunshots.

The Cold Case Unit would like anyone with information regarding this case to contact them. Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

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